Gregory Earls

Gregory Earls
Director/Co-Writer

Gregory Earls, a native of Cleveland , received his undergraduate degree from Virginia ‘s Norfolk State University , one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in film.

During his junior year, Earls attended C.U.N.Y. Hunter College where he enjoyed an extensive year of film study while interning under filmmakers Reggie and Warrington Hudlin (“House Party” and “Boomerang”). While in New York , Gregory directed and photographed his first 16mm film entitled, “White Masque”. The Hudlins sponsored its New York premiere as part of the Black Filmmaker Foundation’s featured screenings.

Gregory next attended the American Film Institute where he was the youngest of 30 Cinematography fellows accepted that year.

He has went on to directed music videos for Interscope Records for artists The Poetess, Almighty and KD Ranks. Other projects include a 35 mm short film entitled “Straightway Out Of The Fire” for Covenant House of California (which helped raise twelve million dollars for a new outreach center) and an industrial for 20th Century Fox featuring Wesley Snipes and Blair Underwood.

Gregory also spent six years in the Feature Production Department at Twentieth Century Fox where he worked as a Junior Production Executive. He left in 1997 to work in the art department for the features “Alien Resurrection” and “My Giant”.

His first 35mm short film, entitled “Sax’s Final Orbit”, garnered a number of awards and festival including the Hollywood Renaissance Award for Best Direction.

Gregory’s current project is the short film “The Milestone”, a widescreen 35mm sc-fi short shot in the historic Million Dollar Hotel in Los Angeles . The film is currently in post-production.